Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon Takes Aim at the Future Of Viewer Engagement

Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon Takes Aim at the Future Of Viewer Engagement

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Participants in the sixth Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon, happening Oct. 22-23, 2016 in Miami, will compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Comcast NBCUniversal announced its sixth public hackathon to be held in Miami, Florida on October 22-23 and themed "Creative Viewer Engagement Driven by Emerging Technology." Hackathon participants will be challenged to use software and video content to explore new technology innovations, with a focus on delivering richer, more personalized, interactive viewer engagement for NBC News and Telemundo viewers and driving awareness of innovative services like Golf Channel’s GolfNow, the leading provider of online tee times. Participants will have access to NBCUniversal content as well as platforms, APIs, and SDKs from leading edge technology firms in rapidly emerging fields like Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Interaction.

Over a 24-hour period, hackathon participants will work on innovative cross-platform solutions while vying for more than $10,000 in in prizes, plus the opportunity to pitch their idea to NBCUniversal Media Labs. Comcast NBCUniversal executives will be on site to assist participants throughout the two-day event.

"Miami’s fast growing tech scene makes this the perfect place for a forward thinking media company to challenge next-gen developers who know how to engage today’s hyper connected consumers," says Media Labs Chief Technology Officer, Altaf Rupani.

Hackathon technology partners include: Google’s API.AI, IVA and WIREWAX interactive video technology, as well as support from Amazon Alexa.

Judges – including tech influencers, as well as NBCUniversal executives – will select winners in each of the challenge categories, as well as an overall Grand Prize winner. Additional information and a chance to participate can be found at http://nbcuhackathon.com/.

 

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